Day 15 – 30 Day Meme

Day 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.

Well, my husband. I am pretty miserable without him (although I can be without him – but I don’t want to be).


It’ll Be Like A Trip Back to Old Bal-tee-more…

Let the Holiday Season Commence!

Zumba or…Seriously, Are You Having a Seizure?

I just bought myself a Christmas present.

I bought a zumba dvd off of ebay – $15.  And I had a gift certificate on it, so I paid less than $5. 

I’ve been meaning to try Zumba, but unfortunately, the local classes are booked until Jan 1 or are offered when I’m working.  So, I decided what the heck, try a DVD.  At least if I look like a complete idiot, the only ones who will see me are the cats and the dog – and they don’t care if Mommy looks like a spastic nut – as long as she gives them treats.

My exercise therapist recommended zumba to me because she wants me to shake up my workouts.  I still plan on going to the gym, but I figure if I add zumba on my off days, it will shake things up a bit and confuse my body.

Lord help my poor knees.

According to the seller on ebay – they are express shipping it (for free!!) and it should be here on Thursday or Friday.  I’m excited to give it a whirl!

Playing Catch Up – Days 12 – 14

Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 → A hero that has let you down. (letter)

Something I never get compliments on – ummm…I never get complimented on how well organized I am – it’s the virgo in me.
A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days:

Dear Dave Matthews Band –

I listened to you constantly during my sister’s illness and subsequent passing.  Your music was all that could get me to sleep at night – was all that could turn my mind off from the horror of my sister’s disease.  I still find you calming and reflective, but now, because I listened to you so much during that time, I can’t stand to hear your music anymore.  The memories are too much for me.

But thank you for getting me through the worst time in my life.


A hero that has let you down:

This one is truly difficult – my only true hero is my mother….and she has never, ever let me down.

In other news, I have a post about my 20th high school reunion over the weekend.  I just don’t know when I’ll have time to post it.

Your iPod Says A Lot About You

I have nothing constructive to do at work today so I yoinked this from Bluz.  You are supposed to write about the first 25 songs that come up on your iPod.  What I’ve come to realize is that I probably have the most eclectic taste in music EVAR.

1.  Johnny Cash – Jason Aldean – Relentless.  I love Jason Aldean.  There’s something hot but pop about him all at the same time, and he reminds me of one of the more “true” country singers.  I have big issues with the country singers that call themselves country today – folks like Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, and Rascal Flatts pass themselves off as country, but come on…we all know they AREN’T.

2.  House With No Doors – George Straight – Troubador.  In my opinion, this is one of the best George Straight albums today.  He’s amazing. 

3.  I Get A Kick Out Of You – Frank Sinatra – Classic Sinatra – I love Sinatra – really I love anything from that era, and generally, if I’m in the car, I’m listening to the 40s, 50s, or the Sinatra channel on XM.  This music came out when music SAID something to people other than shake your ass and hold the wall up.

4.  Those Good Old Dreams – The Carpenters – Singles (1969 – 1981).  My mother says she would put the Carpenters on the stereo when I was in my playpen and I stand up and dance and dance.  Karen Carpenter had one of the most beautiful voices and smoothest sounds a person could muster.  And the fact that they were the only two voices in every single one of thier singles…well, that’s just amazing to me.

5.  White Trash Wedding – Dixie Chicks – Home…ah…my Chicks…I love my Chicks.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.  Even when everyone hated them.  What’s even funnier?  I love Toby Keith just as much!!

6.  (You’re My) Soul and Inspiration – Righteous Brothers – How can you not listen to the Righteous Brothers and just swoon from sheer soul and romance that pours from them?

7.  Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations – Something About Mary Soundtrack – I still laugh every time I hear this song thinking of that stupid movie.

8.  Happy to Be Here – Trace Adkins – X (Ten) – OMG I remember the first time I ever heard Trace Adkins voice.  I’m a sucker for that deep deep baritone…and the long hair…and that rippling chest…ahem, what?  Music?  Oh, yeah.

9.  I Will Survive – Gloria Gayner – Rhythm, Love and Soul – I have seriously had some wicked break ups in my time.  Every time I do, I rock out to the Devine Miss Gayner.  Hard.

10.  No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley – Bob Marley and the Wailers – I always enjoyed Bob Marley, but we went to Jamaica for our honeymoon and it cemented my love for Bob Marley – every single time I hear him, it brings up happy memories of my honeymoon with my husband.

11.  Evil Woman – Electric Light Orchestra – Classic Rock – Ah…highschool memories – nuff said.

12.  Pretty In Pink – Psychedelic Furs – Classic Rock – My favorite movie from the 80s – Duckie, I still love you.

13.  Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin – Bobby Darin – this is my husband’s favorite song, hands down, and we played it at our wedding.  I hear this song and I think of our wedding.

14.  You Own My All – Nota – Nota – I fell in love with Nota on the Singing B last year (and squee – it’s coming back next week!!).  I love latin music in all forms, and combined with a capella singing, Nota has it all.  If you haven’t heard them, go, now, download.  Just try not to sing along.

15.  My Best Friend – Tim McGraw – A Place in the Sun – is it wrong to say that one of the biggest reasons I love Tim McGraw is the fact that the Tugger was his dad?  I remember when I first heard Tim McGraw – before he was even on the country music radio charts, he sang the National Anthem at a Phillies Spring Training Game and was introduced by his dad.  The night that Tim scattered his ashes on the pitching mound during the NLCS this year, I sobbed.

16.  The Very Thought of You – Nat King Cole – The Very Thought of You – no one croons like Nat King Cole.  My husband and I enjoy listening to him so much.  Dancing and happy memories when we hear Nat King Cole.

17.  Uprising – Muse – To 50 Workout Hits – OH yeah, I get my jam on at the gym with this baby.

18.  I Ain’t Got Nobody – Preservation Hall Jazz Band – The Essential Preservation Hall Jazz Band – one of the oldest dixie land jazz bands in the New Orleans area, people literally wait in line for hours to hear these guys.  And they are made of win, and unicorns and rainbow farts.  You can not sit still when you hear the PHJB.  Seriously.  My Mom used to take me to see them when they toured at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware.  Such happy memories of an evening out with my awesome mommy!

19.  I’m So Lonesome – Hank Williams Sr. – Unknown Album – I’m a true country music fan at heart and true country music started with the likes of Hank Williams Senior, George Jones, Patsy Cline, etc.  I haven’t heard a HWSr. song yet that I haven’t loved.

20.  Sunday Morning Coming Down – Johnny Cash – Unknown  Album – this song says so much to me about the man who sang it, and the man who wrote it (Kris Kristofferson).  Amazing song, with such deep felt lyrics.

21.  Con Mi Nota en Do – Nota – Nota – see above.  🙂

22.  Funkytown – Pseudo Echo – Best of Disco – What?  You don’t like disco?  Blasphemer!

23.  Trailerhood – Toby Keith – Bullets in the Gun – This song takes me right to our beloved Casa De Pollo in Virginia – you must listen to it. 

24.  As Time Goes By – Rosemary Clooney – The Very Thought of Your – that woman had some pipes…and she was absolely gorgeous when she was younger – just watch White Christmas with Bing Crosby – that woman’s waist was as big around as my wrist!

25.  Potter Waltz – The City of Praugue Pops – Essential Harry Potter – have I cemented in your mind how much of a geek I am?

Days 9 -11 of the 30 Day Meme

I’m heading to my Mom’s after work today and I’m NOT taking my lap top, so here are days 8, 9, and 10 of the 30 day meme…

Day 09 → Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.

Hmmm….I guess my friend Kathy…but everyone I want in my life IS in my life.

Day 10 → Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.

*sigh*  My husband’s ex.  I’m ready for her to be gone from our lives…she’s crazy.   (NOTE – I am not referring to my step-daughters’ mother – I’m referring to the crazypants he lived with before we moved in together.

Day 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.

Work ethic, my eyes, and my legs.


Filed Under Things You Don’t Want To Hear Two Days Before Thanksgiving

“Honey, is the turkey still supposed to be frozen solid?”


I took it out of the freezer on Saturday and put it in the fridge.  Yeah, still frozen.  Sigh.

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